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Field of 64 - SciFi Movies - Elite 8

Posted on: July 24, 2009 8:46 am
 

Previous round results.

Alpha Quadrant
#1 Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back 13 vs.#5 The Thing 3 No surprise here
#2 The Terminator 8 vs.#3 Back To The Future 8

Beta Quadrant
#1 Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope 12 vs.#10 Night of the Living Dead  4 Again not a surprise
#2 2001: A Space Odyssey 11 vs.#4 Close Encounters of the Third Kind 5 Tough matchup, but I can't argue against the results

Gamma Quadrant
#1 The Matrix  8 vs.#4 Planet of the Apes 8 
#2 Aliens 6 vs.#3 Terminator 2: Judgment Day 9 This one surprised me a bit, I would go with Aliens over Terminator 2.


Delta Quadrant
#1 Alien 9 vs.#11 Independence Day 7 Two great movies, but Alien is a 1 seed for a reason.
#3 The Day the Earth Stood Still 9 vs.#5 Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi 7 Guess I can't have an all Star Wars final, but that's ok, glad I didn't have to break a tie on this one, if the last vote had been for SW, I would have had a third tie.

I have done, Best ever Nascar Driver, Best Nascar tracks, Best Movie, Best Comedian, an now in the 3rd round of Best Sci-Fi movies I get the first ever tie, not in one matchup but in 2.
I have done, Best ever Nascar Driver, Best Nascar tracks, Best Movie, Best Comedian, an now in the 3rd round of Best Sci-Fi movies I get the first ever tie, not in one matchup but in 2.

Who Wins?
#2 The Terminator 9 vs.#3 Back To The Future 8
My reasoning, two movies based on time travel, but one has a kick-butt robot.

#1 The Matrix  8 vs.#4 Planet of the Apes 9
I went back and forth on this matchup. Both movies deserve to move on, but only one can. The Matrix had incredible special effects, and a unique story to tell. Planet of the Apes wins in my opinion because back in the day it was the stuff, and the ending was a surprise, I won't spoil it for the 3 or 4 people who haven't seen the movie.

Quick rules recap:
A few rules that I would ask everyone to follow so that I am not pulling my hair out while running this thing.
1. Vote for all of the matchups. If you don't like either, or can't decide who you like better, flip a coin. When counting votes for 32 matchups, it is easier to know I tallied everything correctly if all matchups have the same number of votes.
2. You can bold your selection, or cross out the one you don't like, but keep your response in a list form, including the areas (east, west, etc.) Again, this just makes it easier for me to count up the votes
3. Not really a rule, but feel free to make comments on the matchups if you like. It makes for interesting reading

And the new matchups:

Alpha Quadrant
#1 Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back vs.#2 The Terminator

Beta Quadrant
#1 Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope vs.#2 2001: A Space Odyssey

Gamma Quadrant
#3 Terminator 2: Judgment Day vs.#4 Planet of the Apes

Delta Quadrant
#1 Alien vs.#3 The Day the Earth Stood Still


Be sure to tell your friends all about this contest, hopefully we can get this thing going again.

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Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: October 5, 2009 10:41 am
 

Field of 64 - SciFi Movies - Elite 8

No new votes for over a month, guess it's time to move on. Here are the results.

#1 Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back 10 vs.#2 The Terminator 4

#1 Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope 11 vs.#2 2001: A Space Odyssey 3

#3 Terminator 2: Judgment Day 8 vs.#4 Planet of the Apes 6

#1 Alien 6 vs.#3 The Day the Earth Stood Still 8




Since: Mar 21, 2008
Posted on: August 19, 2009 2:09 pm
 

Field of 64 - SciFi Movies - Elite 8

My picks....

Alpha Quadrant
#1 Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back vs.#2 The Terminator

Beta Quadrant
#1 Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope vs.#2 2001: A Space Odyssey

Gamma Quadrant
#3 Terminator 2: Judgment Day vs.#4 Planet of the Apes

Delta Quadrant
#1 Alien vs.#3 The Day the Earth Stood Still (for me aka DESS)


PS...the Delta matchup was the toughest for me. Both movies have super-powerful aliens. In Alien, the other-worldly creatures are seemingly thoughtless bu!!-tough monsters, with an incredible survival skill. In both movies the Earthlings are seemingly helpless and do not control their destiny. They would have some small chance fighting against the Alien, but in the DESS, the sense of hopelessness is created and played out well. Also, in the DESS, the aliens give humanity a chance to prove we aren't just a 'virus' (to borrow a Matrix allusion to humanity) that needs to be eradicated. For a low-budget old film, DESS delivers a great show.




Since: Sep 4, 2007
Posted on: August 18, 2009 12:50 pm
 

Field of 64 - SciFi Movies - Elite 8

Alpha Quadrant
#1 Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back vs.#2 The Terminator

Beta Quadrant
#1 Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope vs.#2 2001: A Space Odyssey

Gamma Quadrant
#3 Terminator 2: Judgment Day vs.#4 Planet of the Apes

Delta Quadrant
#1 Alien vs.#3 The Day the Earth Stood Still



Since: Jul 30, 2008
Posted on: August 11, 2009 10:23 am
 

Field of 64 - SciFi Movies - Elite 8

Great job as usual Section.  Tough that there were two ties in the last round but I can see your logic in the way you decided the tie-brakers.  On to my picks now....


Alpha Quadrant
#1 Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back vs. #2 The Terminator -- extremely tough decision but I guess in the E8 that what you get.

Beta Quadrant
#1 Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope vs. #2 2001: A Space Odyssey -- both were groundbreaking but one has to win here right...

Gamma Quadrant
#3 Terminator 2: Judgment Day vs. #4 Planet of the Apes -- oh the humanity, these match ups are brutal!

Delta Quadrant
#1 Alien vs. #3 The Day the Earth Stood Still -- and once again I go with the higher seed. 




Since: Jul 21, 2009
Posted on: August 4, 2009 4:16 pm
 

Field of 64 - SciFi Movies - Elite 8

Alpha Quadrant
#1 Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back vs.#2 The Terminator

Beta Quadrant
#1 Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope vs.#2 2001: A Space Odyssey

Gamma Quadrant
#3 Terminator 2: Judgment Day vs.#4 Planet of the Apes

Delta Quadrant
#1 Alien vs.#3 The Day the Earth Stood Still



Since: Apr 5, 2009
Posted on: August 2, 2009 12:43 pm
 

Field of 64 - SciFi Movies - Elite 8

So, my choices are:

The Empire Strike Back vs the Terminator

A New Hope vs Space Odyssey

Terminator 2 vs Planet of the Apes

Alien vs The Day the Earth Stood Still


Which version of Planet of the Apes is it?  Original or New ?   Same question for The Day the Earth Stood Still?  Original or New?

ALPHA QUADRANT:   THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK,  SORRY ARNOLD. I like Star Wars Better

BETA QUADRANT:  A NEW HOPE,  To me that was a no  brainer

GAMMA QUADRANT:  TERMINATOR 2,  Arnold gets a second chance

DELTA QUADRANT:  ALIEN,  I like the entire series

 

BLOOD

 




Since: Dec 7, 2007
Posted on: August 2, 2009 8:24 am
 

Field of 64 - SciFi Movies - Elite 8

Excellent work here Section.  Great theme.  I have enjoyed voting on the movies.

Alpha:  Getting hard now.   Still think The Empire Strikes Back was the best of the 6 movies.  As much as i enjoy The Terminator, Got to go with the Empire on this one.  Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back.

Beta:  2001 gets the nod here.  Actually, I just don't want to anger HAL and bring down the internet.

Gamma:  Going to go with Planet of the Apes here. Love the terminator movies, and 2 was better than 1 in my opinion, but the original Apes movie was so good.

Delta:  Alien was scary and everything you might want in a SciFi flick.  Got to love Sigorney Weaver doing real acting as well.



Since: Jun 2, 2009
Posted on: July 29, 2009 5:52 pm
 

Field of 64 - SciFi Movies - Elite 8


Alpha Quadrant
#1 Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back vs.#2 The Terminator

Beta Quadrant
#1 Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope vs.#2 2001: A Space Odyssey

Gamma Quadrant
#3 Terminator 2: Judgment Day vs.#4 Planet of the Apes

Delta Quadrant
#1 Alien vs.#3 The Day the Earth Stood Still


I would be shocked if Lucas didn't bring home the Championship, rumor from Vegas they could go into the championship as huge favorites possibly 2-1



Since: Jan 9, 2008
Posted on: July 28, 2009 7:38 pm
 

Field of 64 - SciFi Movies - Elite 8

FIRST OF ALL - THANKS FOR PUTTING THIS TOGETHER.  I MIGHT HAVE MISSED A ROUND BUT I HAVE HAD FUN WITH MY MAKING MY SELECTIONS.  HERE THEY ARE:

And the new matchups:

Alpha Quadrant
#1 Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back vs.#2 The Terminator

Beta Quadrant
#1 Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope vs.#2 2001: A Space Odyssey

Gamma Quadrant
#3 Terminator 2: Judgment Day vs.#4 Planet of the Apes

Delta Quadrant
#1 Alien vs.#3 The Day the Earth Stood Still


Be sure to tell your friends all about this contest, hopefully we can get this thing going again.




Since: Mar 18, 2009
Posted on: July 28, 2009 12:27 am
 

Field of 64 - SciFi Movies - Elite 8

Alpha Quadrant
#1 Star Wars Episode V : The Empire Strikes Back

Beta Quadrant
#2 2001: A Space Odyssey

Gamma Quadrant
#3 Terminator 2: The Judgement Day

Delta Quadrant
#3 The Day the Earth Stood Still

anyone saw the trailer of Tron Legacy (Tron 2)?
great work Section_725 ,thank you for letting me post again.


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